Nouns, Nouns, Nouns

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Aug 3, 2014 1:25:25 PM

Teaching Students About Nouns

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Ideas for Teaching Nouns

Activities for Teaching Nouns at Home and in The Classroom

Become a noun detective

Have children search for nouns in environment. To make things fun and interesting, kids can use magnifying glasses while looking for nouns.

Have the child record all of the nouns in a notebook, just like a detective would do!

Create a noun wordbook or dictionary

Students can write the noun on a blank flashcard and draw a picture or visual representation of it. Educators or families can bind all of the noun cards together and create a noun wordbook.

More Facts About Nouns

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Books That Teach Students About Nouns

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these titles that teach grammatical skills. These books offer a great opportunity to enrich student’s vocabulary and content knowledge. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these informational and engaging texts at




Book of This and That, Volume 3

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The third volume of this basic reading lesson that identifies nouns.





Grammar Basics: Nouns

by Kate Riggs (author) © 2013
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ISBN: 9781566601887 AR: / Points 0.0 / Quiz 0
A simple overview of nouns—the words that name things—including their uses in sentences, their common and proper types, and how to spot singular and plural forms.





Understanding Grammar: Nouns and Pronouns

by Ann Riggs (author) © 2013
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ISBN: 9781566600576 AR: / Points 0.0 / Quiz 0
An examination of the rules behind English grammar, focusing on the components known as nouns and pronouns, which name the people, places, and things that serve as the subjects and objects of sentences.

Important Resources For Teachers


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Good Grammar!

by Joanne Suter (author) © 2005
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ISBN: 9781602914940
The Enhanced eBook edition available gives you the freedom to cut and paste any portion of the text into your own document; to project the eBook contents on a whiteboard; and more! 100 Reproducible Activities It’s no secret: practice builds skill, and skill builds confidence. By focusing on essential elements of grammar, these reproducible exercises are the ideal supplement to your language arts program. Good Grammar! covers all the bases in a variety of skill-specific lesson formats. The annotated table of contents makes it easy to locate and prescribe instant remediation. Topics Include: Anatomy of a Sentence, Sentence Structure and Syntax, Subjects and Predicates, Compounds: subjects; Predicates and Sentences, Eight parts of speech, Nouns: Singular and Plural; Proper and Common, Self-assessment and Proofreading, Subject-verb agreement, Personal Pronouns and Antecedents, Adjectives and Adverbs: Comparative and Superlative, and more…

Connecting To The Common Core State Standards

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The Common Core State Standards clearly outline what is expected of students at each grade level, for students in the United States. The Common Core State Standards can be found at


Conventions of Standard English:
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.
Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood).

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